Quite often, after a clients’ website launches and they search for their business on Google, they end up noticing incorrect or out-dated information on their Google Map listing. (If you haven’t checked your listing recently, search for your business right now and see what comes up.)
Google is the #1 search engine, so anyone serious about their website (and on-foot) traffic knows that having an up-to-date listing on Google is really important. More and more frequently people are looking for addresses and business info on the go, so the wrong phone number, website, or address could mean lost business.
One of the most important things a business can do to improve their online presence is manage their Google business listings. Earlier this month, Google simplified things by rolling out an all-in-one dashboard called ‘Google My Business’. This new feature lets you manage your business info for Search, Maps, and Google+ all in one place.
If you already have a Google account that you use to manage your Google Places or Google+ pages, all you have to do is sign into your existing account to access the dashboard. If you’re a new business, you can create your account to get your business found on Search, Maps, and Google+ in just a few simple steps. Visit Google My Business to get started now.
The new dashboard provides a lot of information in one centralized location. You can change your business info, post to Google+, manage customer reviews, track insights across Google+ and YouTube, and see an overview of your Analytics data. Familiarize yourself with the dashboard so you can make the most of your presence on Google and don’t forget to keep your listing updated!